Description

This is my first PC build. I've tried to do as tidy of a job as possible.

Positive pressure cooling.

Cool air intake: 2x Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap 140mm fans (in front of the case).

Hot air exhaust: 2x Noctua NF-S12A PWM chromax.black.swap 120mm fans (1x in the back and 1x in the rear top of the case).

UPDATE @ 2018/12/13 added 1 more stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB DDR4-2400 making it 32 GB dual channel.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Very quiet AND cool with both fans on.

Motherboard

No complaints except not enough normal PWM fan headers (CHA2 is high powered). Had to get 2 PWM fan splitter cables to connect 4 case fans on CHA1 and M.2 PWM headers.

Storage

It's a beast, no complaints so far.

Storage

still performing well above expectations.

Case

Very easy to cable manage and make the build tidy in this brilliant and cool case.

Case Fan

Very quit and performs very well.

Case Fan

Very quit and performs very well.

UPS

Good value for money, but I'm noticing some static noise coming from it.

Custom

works a treat when your case of choice doesn't have optical drive bays.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management though. Beautiful.

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! I tried to make it as tidy as posible :)

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Epic cable management!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really good case for a tidy cable management, fully modular power supply helps alot too! :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Must be great for cooling too, with the mesh front and those excellent fans. Love seeing Big Air in these high-end builds, nice break from the AIOs (not that there's anything wrong with those). Interested in how you went with temps and OC'ing with the Noc...?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It's silent and cool on idle and while gaming, haven't realy tested full load as I only have an UW 1080p60 monitor and the system isn't even sweating on ultra settings on any game I've tried so far. I've used asus auto overclocking in asus suite. Thanks BTW :-)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

cable management is perfect

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It's just bonkers to see the immense similarity between your build and a build I am planning! Link to said PC: https://goo.gl/HvdRE4 Anyhow, I have one doubt, does the elephant in the case, i.e. cooler obstruct any RAM slots, I know about the Noctua compatibility site, but I would like your view because we have the same motherboard too. Great system dude.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

In my case it was fine as I only installed 1 RAM module, did so because I'm planning to upgrade to 32 GB once it will be beneficial and I didn't want to populate all slots. So your milage may wary. Your partlist looks great too, goodluck! By the way what are you planning to do with case cooling?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Stick all those brown beauties in a push-pull configuration. Two 140s on the front sucking in from the mesh of the mesh-ify and two on the top throwing it all out. One 120 on the back to help with exhausting the CPU cooler's air... I mean that is the plan. I am not very sure about a fan on the bottom, I mean it gives you ample amount of room to suck some more fresh air in, but I am having doubts as the PSU shroud may obstruct it.

Anyhow, I might not even build this system, Turing is about to drop anytime, and I think the 1080 Turing counterpart will be similarly priced albeit better performing. So yeah I have just carefully planned a system, been asking people what to fit, where to fit, JUST FOR FUN.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

if youll install 2x14 in front, you wont be able to install extra 12 on it,not enough room because it can only fit 2x14 or 3x12, bottom one will be alright. I've only installed one 12cm fan in top because I think if you have exaust fan next to intake, the exaust fan will "steal" the fresh air out from the system, so it would cancel out the intake fan. Anyways that's what I'm thinking :-)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

No, what you are saying sounds logical. I guess if I ever come around to building this system I will upload temperatures and someone of us would be correct even if by just a couple of degrees.

Anyhow, you have a great PC, you are already a winner. (:

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what I did! https://youtu.be/olvT3BPrafg

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Your 1003rd view! And great video!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey mate, nice job!

I might buy the Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG as well with the Asus Z370 Prime A, Noctua NH-U14S etc etc Is the case decent for that big cooler? BTW why are you using the Corsair RM650X like that?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

1) d15 is larger than u14s (I think) so u14s should fit no problem. 2) what do you mean? the logo is positioned this way so it wouldn't be upside down if you were installing the psu with fan on top. What I mean is, you can rotate the psu, but the branding will stay in correct position looking from left side of the case.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I see mate, i need to check out the height of both. Did you have any problems installing the GTX 1080 on the first pcie? How about the DDR4 , went smooth?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

install ram before installing cpu cooler and you should be fine. no problems with 1080 installation, plenty of room left in between :-)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice for a first build..Congrats

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thans, to be honest I have spent at least 4 hours building and making everything tidy.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, your cable management in the back has me inspired! Definitely gonna try and do something similar! https://youtu.be/olvT3BPrafg

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! Is this your video?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

nice!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the temps under load? My future build is pretty similar.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to check when I'll come home. What do you use to check it?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

HWinfo64 is a good app to check temps.

Thanks.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know the room temp, but it was 19'C outside at the time of testing, so must have been around 25'C inside (feels very hot).

BeamNG 2560x1080@75hz High preset, v-sync off, AA on, SSAO on, Light rays on, DoF on, Shadows All. FPS limit 75fps.

CPU min 35'C, max 70'C, avg 53'C

Motherboard min 30'C, max 40'C, avg 36'C

PCH min 46'C, max 62'C, avg 57.3'C

GPU min 41'C, max 70'C, avg 59'C

CPU overclocked @ 5.05 GHz

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Thanks. The fps limit of 75 probably keeps temps down pretty good so it could be higher with a heavier load.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be the case, though that's the max refresh rate of the UWHD monitor I'm using.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

any idea is there anywhere for me to include nzxt hue+? cause my build is almost the same as yours.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

There're 3 SSD mounting places in the back of the case.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

alright great thanks bro for the info.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a build similar to yours and I will be building it soon as all the parts come in. Question, if you did occupy two ram slots on the mobo, would there any issue of height clearance with the D15 when placing the tempered glass panel case?

My ram of choice is 2X 8GB Vengeance LPX

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think there will be any issues, because I had to swap ram module from 2nd from left to last from left (was my mistake reading the manual), and didn't have any issues.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I finally got my gaming PC built (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XzGG3C).
Im just dying to know...how did you manage to install the 120nm fan on top with the D15 being in the way?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, it was a peace of cake, can't see the struggle, unless you have huge hands, then maybe.

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